Monday, October 28, 2013 2:28 pm
Links used in Obama Twitter account hacked
By JIM KUHNHENNAssociated Press
An official with Organizing for Action said that someone hacked the link shortener used by the account. The official said the Twitter account itself had not been compromised. Though the account is listed under Obama's name, the president himself rarely sends messages.
A group called the Syrian Electronic Army claimed responsibility for the action. The group aligns itself with Syrian President Bashar Assad and has taken credit for hacking into social media sites in the past. The group said, quote, "Obama doesn't have any ethical issues with spying on the world, so we took it upon ourselves to return the favor."